Populo Quest 16 Speed Gravel Bike
Great buy. A bit heavy, crank/chainring are garbage. But for 299. Still a good buy. I'm replacing tires to go on dirt trails, because the tires on it are slick. Definitely not for outdoor trails. Also I'm replacing chainring for a 1x. Other than that everything else stock. Still a good buy. So if you spend another 100 you probably are getting a 600 dollar bike. So you save 200 bucks easy.
Giving it a 3 for a couple reasons. #1 The fork was on backwards (seriously!!!), so it would cause feet to hit the front tire and other things. Number 2: Rear derailleur housing was bent, so it impeded with shifting to either high or low gear. Other than that, did the tune-up. I'm a former bike mechanic, so I caught these flaws right away. If a newbie or someone not so familiar with bike mechanics purchased this bike, they may have paid more than a tune-up.
Bike looks great. It’s missing the front wheel retention clip. Directions are terrible. But there’s not that much left to assemble. Front derailleur looks to be too loose and will need adjustment. We will see, I have not ridden her yet.